UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021 – No Experience Intern (Nutrition)

UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

Job Title: Intern (Nutrition) – UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: UN World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Moroto, Uganda



UN World Food Programme (WFP) Profile:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.



Job Summary:

To provide support to nutrition programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of the people that WFP serves in Karamoja sub-region.



Roles and responsibilities of UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021:

  • Assess Nutrition programming gaps and opportunities together with the Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) and identify Nutrition projects in relation to the gaps idented to strengthen nutrition programming in Karamoja Area office especially Nutrition sensitive programming.
  • Identify nutrition systems and capacity strengthening needs and coordinate its implementation, trainings, and community mobilization in relation to nutrition and health.
  • Collaborate with other Karamoja area office programmes to advise on and support nutrition sensitivity of all WFP activities in the two field offices particularly the school-feeding programme, Agriculture and market support, Asset creation and livelihoods and Strengthening of Shock Responsive Systems (PROACT).
  • Strengthen community engagement through qualitative data collection methods including but not limited to participatory rural appraisal methods to identify gaps, opportunities, strengths, and threats to nutrition programming with the intention of identifying activities to improve nutrition programming in the Karamoja Area Office.
  • Participation in the revision and development of Standard Operation Procedures and related training materials, guidance and tools for the government and community level nutrition management including dissemination of SBCC materials.
  • Support and collaborate with the M&E focal point to contribute to a monitoring & evaluation plan for the scale-up, and development of tools, guidelines, and training for Karamoja area office.
  • Conduct training on nutrition manual and guidelines (IMAM, MIYCAN, etc.) based on existing national nutrition protocols and curricula as per the plan.
  • Serve as nutrition resource person at field offices.
  • Assist in conducting nutritional surveys following the nationally approved survey protocol e.g., Food Security and Nutrition Assessment.
  • Ensure that the routine project activities are properly implemented and monitored through frequent field monitoring and report gaps accordingly.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and Detail Implementation Project action plans of project activities related to nutrition, including checklist for assessments, monitoring, review, and evaluation of project activities.
  • Consistent communication with logistics to ensure prioritization of Nutrition feeds (RUSF, CSB++, LNS and NFI) delivery for successful implementation of IMAM/CBSFP.



Qualifications for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021


  • Recent graduate with second-class honours bachelors degree qualification from a recognised university (certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO) in Uganda in one of the following fields:  Nutrition, Public Health, Food Technology, Medicine or other related field.
  • Graduation must be within the last 3 years (i.e. 2019 to 2021) at the time of applying for the internship.

Required Soft skills/WFP Competencies:

  • Ability to work as a team in a multicultural environment.
  • Understanding of the Karamoja context
  • Ability to work autonomously and accurately.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Integrity and transparency.
  • Sensitivity to diversity.
  • Customer and result oriented.



How To Apply for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

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Closing Date: Open until filled



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